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    DONNELLY: Congress resists rush for an LGBT military

    On Tuesday, the Pentagon plans to begin enforcing repeal of the 1993 law stating that homosexuals are not eligible for military service, usually called "don't ask, don't tell." Senior House Armed Services Committee leaders are saying "Not so fast." In a Sept. 12 letter to Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, committee Chairman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, California Republican, and personnel subcommittee Chairman Joe Wilson, South Carolina Republican, called for a delay in implementation until the Pentagon provides written regulations that the repeal legislation requires. PowerPoint slides do not qualify.


  • **FILE** Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, California Republican (Associated Press)

    Armed Services chairman: Obama is anti-military

    The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, in a harsh attack on the Obama administration Monday, accused the president of viewing American military power as a negative force in the world, and planning to "gut" defense spending through the congressional deficit-reduction committee.


  • Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, California Republican

    Armed Services chairman criticizes Obama policies

    The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee on Monday criticized President Obama's national security policies as often reflective of a view that "treats American power as the principal adversary, not ally, to world peace."


  • Inside the Ring

    The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is panning the deficit compromise plan offered by so-called "Gang of Six" Senate leaders for its steep cuts in security funding.


  • Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, California Republican

    Resolution expands basis for war on terror

    Less than two weeks after U.S. special operations commandos killed Osama bin Laden, a resolution viewed as an expansion of the legal basis for the global war on terror is moving through Congress.


  • ** FILE ** In this Tuesday, June 27, 2006, photo reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. military guards walk within the Camp Delta detention center at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

    MILLER: Bin Laden slaying proves Obama wrong to close Guantanamo Bay

    President Obama should expunge his executive order to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay in the wake of the operation to kill Sept. 11 terrorist Osama bin Laden. The killing of al Qaeda's leader, in part due to intelligence gathered at Gitmo, underlines the value of keeping terrorists in a military jail.


  • U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the situation in Afghanistan. At left is Defense Under Secretary for Policy Michele Flournoy. (AP Photo)

    Petraeus: First U.S. cuts will include combat forces

    The initial U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan in July probably will include combat as well as support forces, the top U.S. commander there told a House committee on Wednesday.


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